Today In Music, March 4th

From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Tuesday 4th March):


1967. Evan Dando (The Lemmonheads) born in Boston, Massachusetts.

On Tour

1995. Pantera front-man Phil Anselmo tells an audience at Montreal’s Verdun Auditorium that rap music advocates the killing of white people.

In Court

1970. Janis Joplin is fined $ 200 in absentia by a court in Tampa Florida for two counts of vulgar and indecent language. The charges stem from Janis’ concert at Tampa’s Curtis-Hixon Hall on November 16th last year. One count relates to her on-stage comments and the other to obscenities directed at a policeman (Detective Napoli) backstage.

In Hospital

1981. Eric Clapton is rushed to hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota suffering from ulcers. The remaining 47 concerts of the American tour are cancelled. Doctors describe him as being “very close to dying” and say one of the ulcers was “as big as an orange”.

On Television

1970. The Johnny Cash Show (ABC, U.S.A.) Guests include Pete Seeger, Brenda Lee, Roger Miller.


1986. Richard Manuel (The Band) hangs himself in a hotel room in Winter Park, Florida.

Music Paper From Today

Record Mirror from 4th March 1972. A copy taken from Rockmine’s almost complete run of U.K. music papers from the last 45 years. 

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